Turn Your Salmon Into Cake!
By angelamontana

Posted: August 31, 2016

There are a lot of people who have found fishing success with the Chinook at Fort Peck this summer.  So, here’s a suggestion for those salmon fillets from food.com:

Crusty, Flavorful Salmon Cakes Recipe


  • unsalted butter
  • olive oil
  • 34cup small-diced red onion (1 small onion)
  • 1 12cups small-diced celery (4 stalks)
  • 12cup small-diced red bell pepper (1 small pepper)
  • 12cup small-diced yellow bell pepper (1 small pepper)
  • 14cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1tablespoon capers, drained
  • 14teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 12teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 12teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • 12teaspoon kosher salt
  • 12teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 12lb cooked salmon
  • 34cup panko breadcrumbs(Japanese bread crumbs) or34 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 12cup good mayonnaise
  • 2teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2extra-large eggs, lightly beaten


  1. Place 2 tablespoons of butter, 2 tablespoons of oil, the onion, celery, red and yellow bell peppers, parsley, capers, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Old Bay Seasoning, salt, and peppers in a large saute pan over medium-low heat and cook until the vegetables are soft, approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Cool to room temperature; flake the salmon into a large bowl, add the bread crumbs, mayonnaise, mustard, and eggs and toss lightly.
  3. Add the cooked mixture and mix well.
  4. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  5. Shape into salmon cakes, 2 1/2 to 3 ounces each.
  6. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat.
  7. Add the salmon cakes and fry for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until browned.
  8. Drain on paper towels; keep them warm in a 250 degree F oven and serve hot.
  10. Brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and roast in a 350ºF oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until just cooked.
  11. Cover tightly with aluminum foil, allow to rest for 10 minutes, then chill completely.
  12. Flake with your hands.
  13. *Salmon cakes can be shaped and stored overnight in the fridge on baking sheets wrapped in plastic; fry just before serving.
*Suggestion: Serve with Ina Garten’s Mango Chutney; it’s delicious! I didn’t allow for chill time of over 60 minutes. These are great as appetizers or the entree or we had them for a nice lunch.

(Feature photo via recipeshubs.com)